|Dandenong RangesHealesville WarburtonYarra Glen|
Under an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is famous for its wine, fresh food and breathtaking scenery.
The place where Victorian winegrowing started, the Yarra Valley is now home to over 55 wineries, most of which offer cellar door tastings and sales. Many are as serious about food as they are about their harvest, matching the wine they make with local produce in restaurants located in beautiful vineyards.
The Yarra Valley is richly endowed with some of the most beautiful countryside in Victoria. Distant blue ranges, rolling hills strung with vines, towering trees, and verdant valleys with pristine rivers make up the spectacular scenery on offer around Marysville and Warburton.
For a fresh and exciting view of the valley, take to the dawn skies in a hot-air balloon before gently descending into a vineyard to enjoy a breakfast of sparkling wine and local produce. Visit Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park, home to native Australian birds and animals like platypus, koalas, Tasmanian devils, lyrebirds, echidnas and more.The region’s vibrant calendar of seasonal events includes the annual Grape Grazing Day, when over 20 wineries combine to host a summer celebration of wine, food and outdoor musical performances.
Where better to retreat from the bustle of life than at one of Yarra Valley’s boutique B&Bs, self-contained cottages or luxury five-star hotel. Melbourne’s Yarra Valley – you’ll never want to leave.